John Gibson Clarkson
Born: July 1, 1861, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: February 4, 1909, Belmont, Massachusetts
Worcester Ruby Legs (1882), Chicago White Stockings (1884-1887), Boston Beaneaters (1888-1892), Cleveland Spiders (1892-1894)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1963
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1939, a baseball game is aired on television for the first time. W2XBS, an experimental station in New York City, broadcasts a college game between Princeton and Columbia. Bill Stern announces Princeton’s 2-1 victory in 10 innings.